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was the fact he was able to get the all-powerful rupert murdoch media machine behind him in the late '90s. rupert murdoch was just as right wing then as he is now. but his right-wing tabloid "the sun," which is as dominant in british tabloid media as fox news is anywhere cable news, tony blair convinced the conservative rupert murdoch to have the conservative "sun" tabloid get behind the blair candidacy. this right-wing paper, "the sun," endorsed the labour party and tony blair. so after nearly two decades of the labour party in exile, tony blair got rupert murdoch's backing. that helped him get elected prime minister. labour got to be in charge of britain for the next decade. george w. bush got a new poodle. and we all got the iraq war. whatever you think of what tony blair did with his time in power, his rise to power was skilled, very skilled. and that skill was manifest in part with his triumph in the murdoch primary. josh marshall at the website talking points memos has been writing about this. he wrote about it this past summer and again today. the idea of the murdoch primary everyb
who knows how to use it, rupert murdoch. yes, i did start out in tabloid newspapers. they were the only people -- we all aspire to be murdoch papers. no voicemail, no cell phones. >> just pings, and woolie mammoths. >> quills, but that was a scandal -- that is a scandal, because it's still rolling, that takes in power, corruption at the highest level through law enforcement. the idea that anyone in the public eye is okay to spy on, whether the public eye is on a victim of murder or they're just famous, i think it was a moment when the otherwise, you know, quiet majority, the people who buy these things every day, and may find it voyeuristic and titillating, where they said, you know what? we actually have some values and standards, and it's about time it stopped. big scandal. >> michael? >> fast and furious for me was the scandal that i think will have some legs going into 2012, simply because it speaking to a couple things, one, what the government is willing to do without thinking, thinking it through. we see that on debt and deficit, but we also see the devastating impact it
. but the reality is, this is certainly not the only high-profile divorce. i mean remember rupert murdoch and $1.7 billion? michael jordan was about $150 million. tiger, around $100 million. but in this case, i think well deserved for somebody who has had a lot of difficulty and the judge said, she should live in the manner to which she has become accustomed. >> well, she will be able to keep up with 1 $54 million. >> just the clubs alone, belonging to clubs in hong kong and london, she got about $6 million just for that. >> you got stay with the clubs. >> and the $6 million yacht. >> you got to have the yacht. >> then the millions for the daughter. >> all right, nadia bilchik with our "morning passport." thank you, as always. >>> it is horrible waking up. trs har it is hard. >> we go from hundreds of millions of dollars from a settlement to people looking for jobs still right now. nearly 2 million americans could actually lose their unemployment benefits. january. families are struggling. congress still trying to decide its next step. stay with me.ic eeping ] [ male announcer ] still getting da
and their delusions being attacked by the "wall street journal," yes, rupert murdoch-owned "wall street journal," is attacking them for the house's non-vote on extending the payroll tax. the "wall street journal" saying that the republicans have handed barack obama a victory in 2012's election before the fight has even bmpingt as for the democrat, well, the president had this to say in a portion of his "60 minutes" interview that didn't make it to air. >> i would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president with the possible exceptions of johnson, fdr and lincoln, but -- but, you know, just in terms of what we've gotten done in modern history. >> specifically the codification of the largest monopoly banking system in the history of the world that's conducting a $700 trillion extraction supervised by his treasury secretary, tim geithner and, of course, our friendly neighborhood prosecutor eric holder. that's something to be proud of. largest unemployment in the history of the country, largest unemployment going back to the depression and a p
in existence, rupert murdoch's news of the world newspaper shuts down amid claims that the paper hacked royals, politicians and crime victims. >> two explosions rocked central oslo in the last hour. >> reporter: july 22nd, terror in norway. in oslo, a bombing kills eight people. on nearby utoya island, at least 70 people, many of them youngsters, are shot to death. the tragedy stuns the tiny nation. the accused attacker is later described address a right wing christian extremist. >> that's just part of the year. joe will conclude the rest of it in a bit, including the penn state scandal. >>> before the break we kicked off our year in review. joe johns wraps the rest of 2011. >> it's a remarkable moment. this is a remarkably important vote for the country. it is also remarkably emotional moment for this democratic congresswoman to return to the house floor for the first time. >> reporter: august 1st, a rare moment of bipartisan support on capitol hill. >> breaking news that could impact your mortgage rate or what you pay for your credit card. standard & poor's served notice this afternoon that
in a divorce. rules package rupert murdoch's wife got $1.7 million. 17 days later he married wendy dame. remember that one. and michael jordan, about $150 million, $160 million he had to settle. and tiger woods, only $100 million. >> only. >> yes, miss tang is in a good mood today. >> we're at seven minutes to the top of the hour. nadia, thank you very much. >>> they've been kicked out, and now they're looking for a place to protest. occupy demonstrators in portland. they have now left a park there. they have their tents pulled down, thrown out. their story coming up. ♪ i want to be a part of it new york new york ♪ >>> good morning, new york city in the background. central park. seeing columbus circle there. new york city. good morning to you. good morning, everyone. good morning, portland, oregon. they saw a pretty interesting evening with the occupy movement there. they're looking for a new spot to demonstrate today. police in riot gear swept into the park where they had been set up and ordered them to get out. several occupy activists were arrested. they had set up camps there af
daily mirror" and rupert murdoch's nowty funk "news of the world". >> i would say they're aware of 5% of what journalists are up to. >> reporter: morgan testified via a video link from los angeles. he denied any knowledge of illegal phone hacking. >> have you listened to recordings of what you knew to be illegally obtained voice mail messages? >> i do not believe so, no. >> well, you either did or you didn't. it isn't a question of belief. >> reporter: today a former business reporter for "the daily mirror" who went to jail for insider trading says hacking regularly took place while morgan was editor. >> i would say that it was very unlikely that he didn't know that it was going on, because as i've said, he was -- there wasn't very much he didn't know about. >> reporter: during his testimony, morgan was repeatedly asked how he heard a phone message paul mccartney left for his then wife heather mills as their marriage was falling apart. >> well, i can't discuss where i was played that tape or who played it, because to do so would be to compromise a source. >> reporter: there were mome
to show that rupert murdoch's son james was told details of the hacking scandal at "news of the world" the tabloid. the e-mails were released yesterday by a parliamentary panel. james says he opened the e-mails on his blackberry, but did not read them. >> did not read them, but responded to them. >> don't act like you don't do that. >> this is big problems. so anyway -- >>> here's one from our parade of papers. birmingham news says a new space venture is coming to huntsville, alabama. paul allen announced he's starting a company there's that going to build a giant plane to launch rockets into space for satellites, cargo, and eventually tourism. the project puts allen in competition with british billionaire richard branson and amazon founder who are working on their own commercial space enterprises. and of course, huntsville, alabama, willie, has long been the space central in the south. >> it sure has. i'm going to wait until they work out the kinks on the rich guy airlines, second generation of those flights, i think. let's go down to d.c. for some politico with mike allen with a loo
in gaza. rupert murdoch said to testify in front of parliament about the tabloid's phone hacking scandal. >> ultimately we are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> silvio berlusconi is out of a job today. north korea's dictator kim jong-il has died. >> potential economic catastrophe in greece. >> they are so angry. the austerity is coming one way or the other. >> we have the unrest in egypt, president hosni mubarak addressed his nation and said he would not step down. >> riots are sweeping tunisia and at least 40 civilians have been killed. a night of violent new clashes in cairo's tahrir square. >> protesters have more demonstrations. >> they shouted requesting the people want to topple the regime." >> riot police clashed with protesters in bahrain. >> after the fall of hosni mubarak, hundreds of thousands of egyptians flood the streets of cairo. >> witnesses say nowhere feels safe. >> anwar al awlaki has been killed in yemen. >> armed rebels celebrated what they called a victory over the libyan military. >> once in rebel hands, gadhafi was shown no mercy. >> looking forward to t
morgan was a newspaper man, an editor of two of london's biggest tabloids "the daily mirror" and rupert murdoch's nowty funk "news of the world". >> i would say they're aware of 5% of what journalists are up to. >> reporter: morgan testified via a video link from los angeles. he denied any knowledge of illegal phone hacking. >> have you listened to recordings of what you knew to be illegally obtained voice mail messages? >> i do not believe so, no. >> well, you either did or you didn't. it isn't a question of belief. >> reporter: today a former business reporter for "the daily mirror" who went to jail for insider trading says hacking regularly took place while morgan was editor. >> i would say that it was very unlikely that he didn't know that it was going on, because as i've said, he was -- there wasn't very much he didn't know about. >> reporter: during his testimony, morgan was repeatedly asked how he heard a phone message paul mccartney left for his then wife heather mills as their marriage was falling apart. >> well, i can't discuss where i was played that tape or who played it, be
tried and failed to rob a 7-eleven in a gumby costume. there was wendy murdoch pimp slapping the guy who tried to pie her husband rupert. in were the two old guys who scrapped on stage at a canadian football reunion. alas, there can be but three medalists and only one who wears gold. the bronze goes to the mountain biker who was dominated by a 300 pound leaping antelope. the silver to a crowd favorite who has become an internet hero, the cane-skinned cap eyewitness to a police chase in panama city, florida. >> he came in dukz of hazard, getting it, digging like that, like dale jr. >> it is honestly hard to believe there was somebody better than that guy over the last 12 months or someone more entertaining than the cain/perry campaign combo. >> if they print any more money over there in washington, the goal is going to be good. >> but there was. this year saw perhaps the greatest public meltdown in the history of american popular culture. our 2011 person of the year is the star of both "hot shots" and "tough shots part two," he is mr. charlie sheen. >> tired of pretending. i've been ridin
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